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he product innovation Lufft CHM8k complements the ceilometer family of the South German metrology specialist and is suitable for applications in which low-lying measurement ranges in up to eight kilometers are in focus. Application examples are security-related monitoring tasks on airports or in the offshore market, as well as in studies about the particle distribution within the boundary layer (e.g. fine dust and mixing layer height observations). Compared to the already well-established Lufft CHM 15k which has a measurement range of 15 Kilometers and has been successfully used by meteorological services such as the German Weather Service (DWD), the CHM8k has no constraints regarding accuracy, quality or sensitivity. Measurement parameters The sensor generates backscatter profiles from the particle dispersion whereby it determines cloud bases, cloud penetration depth and further target figures with an accuracy or resolution of 5 meters. It identifies up to ten cloud and aerosol layers, the cloud cover according to the WMO code 2700, the vertical visibility as well as the Sky Condition Index (precipitation and fog). The set measurement intervals are given in values between 5 and 60 seconds. In investigations of the mixing layer, averaging intervals of 10 minutes are sufficient, whereas for fog which forms rapidly,

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To extend their global service offerings, Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), recently signed agreements with Wärtsilä Services and CSSC Marine Service Co. Ltd. (CMS) as Authorized Global Service Providers. With these new agreements, valid from January 1st, 2018, both providers can now offer support for all two-stroke engine brands from Winterthur Gas & Diesel, namely WinGD, Wärtsilä and Sulzer. The support includes delivery of spare parts, provision of service engineers, reconditioning and overhaul work on components, training, upgrade solutions and maintenance agreements. The rights of the Licensed Engine Manufacturers, to provide services to their engines, remain unaffected by these new global service agreements. WinGD’s warranty and customer support will continue while these new agreements allow for normal scheduled and preventative maintenance or long term service agreements to now be provided by Wärtsilä and CMS. In its promise to support optimum operation of WinGD engines, WinGD has invested in building state-of-the-art training facilities and procedures. Particularly noteworthy are the engine room simulators, which simulate the operation and control of all equipment installed in an engine room. With a focus on the latest generation engines including RT-flex, X-Generation and the new X-DF dual-fuel engines, the simulation facility provides realistic-scenarios of critical situations, like engine shut

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Generating solar power at 2,300 metres above sea level (Wels, 22/02/2018) Fronius Solar Energy supports solar energy plants across the world. Their varied portfolio means the solar technology specialists always have the right solution to hand – perfectly tailored to country and user-specific requirements. Fronius recently installed an inverter for the photovoltaic system of an Iranian cement manufacturer – at 2,300 metres above sea level. The operator is able to monitor the system using the Fronius Solar.web analysis tool and it is incredibly easy to update the software through remote inverter software updates. The company also benefits from the unique Fronius Service Partner programme, the fastest service partner programme on the market, allowing Fronius to be on the ground with specially trained partners when needed. “With its vision of 24 hours of sun and a future in which global energy requirements are supplied solely through renewable resources, Fronius Solar Energy is furthering the use of photovoltaic systems in all parts of the world”,explains Martin Hackl, head of Solar Energy at Fronius International GmbH.

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HERZELYA PITUACH, ISRAEL — February 22, 2018 —SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global smart energy leader, is launching its StorEdge® Solution with power backup for European PV markets. Based on a single inverter SolarEdge’s StorEdge is a DC coupled storage solution that allows home owners to gain energy independence and stay powered even when grid power is down. With StorEdge, unused solar energy is stored in a battery and used when needed to maximize self-consumption and reduce electric bills. StorEdge also supports Time-of-Use management, which promotes energy consumption when electric demand from the grid is low (off-peak rates) and lower consumption when demand is high (peak rates). The backup function allows homeowners to store solar energy and use it during electric outages to power pre-selected devices. “By adding this feature to our already popular StorEdge solution, SolarEdge now enables homeowners to easily and cost-effectively include backup power in their PV plus storage system,” stated Alfred Karlstetter, General Manager of SolarEdge Europe. “This provides homeowners with the peace of mind that that they will be able to power important devices during electric power outages." The StorEdge backup solution will be included in SolarEdge’s 2018 pan-European innovation tour for PV installers taking place February-March.

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Hamburg / Mumbai / New Delhi: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been awarded a 101,2 MW project from ReNew Power - one of India's largest clean energy companies, to deliver the Bhuwad Wind Project (part of Round 2 bidding from Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited - a company of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India) in Gujarat, in a sign of growing emphasis on renewable energy in India. The project will comprise 44 Senvion 2.3M120 turbines at 120m height which will produce enough clean energy to supply the power needs of almost 100,000 Indian homes. Key factors for awarding the contract to Senvion included technical strength and a strong relationship with ReNew Power. The project is slated to be commissioned within the next 12 months. The project scope includes a 10-year comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) contract. Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: "ReNew's contract award demonstrates both Senvion's technological leadership as well as our rigorous geographic expansion. Entering the high volume Indian market proves that we offer the right solutions for a highly competitive market. This award is a milestone for Senvion and shows that technological pioneering and strong partnerships are key

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•   The company will install 18 of its G97-2.0 MW turbines at the Jelovaca wind farm and will maintain them for five years. Siemens Gamesa has secured a new order in Bosnia and Herzegovina from F.L. Wind, one of country's independent power producers (IPP), for the supply of 36 MW. This is the company’s second project in the country and overall tenth project on the Western Balkans. The scope of the agreement includes delivery and installation of 18 turbines G97-2.0 MW at the Jelovaca wind farm, located in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Siemens Gamesa has also been engaged to operate and maintain the wind farm for five years, which is due to come on-stream towards the end of this year. This project will contribute to country’s target for larger share of local renewable energy generation. Siemens Gamesa is one of the leading OEMs on the Western Balkans with established local presence. Since the market entry seven years ago, the company has received orders in Croatia, Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina for the supply of 116 wind turbines with cumulative capacity of more than 285 MW. Further information is available at: www.siemensgamesa.com

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Cargostore Worldwide Trading Ltd have opened a container depot in Eemshaven to meet the demands of their customers in Northern Europe. Utilising DHSS yard space, the independent depot is testimony to the rapid growth the company has experienced, necessitating the expansion into Holland to supply offshore equipment efficiently. The depot enables Cargostore to manage a full range of Offshore DNV 2.7-1 certified equipment and have an established point of contact for customers within Eemshaven and the surrounding provinces. Cargostore is one of the few CCU and container rental companies that has a complete and diverse range of Offshore DNV 2.7-1 CCUs on the ground in strategic ports covering the entire North Sea area, allowing them to support the Offshore & Offshore Wind Industry to an outstanding degree. The newly secured affiliation between Cargostore and Eemshaven comes rapidly after the appointment of Dennis Shouwenaar within the London-based global offshore & shipping container specialist as the Sales Manager Offshore Northern Europe, working remotely in Holland. The new Holland base aligns with Cargostore’s strategic motto of ‘Global reach, local touch’ which aims to provide the very best in customer service for its clients worldwide. It is the second global office/depot to be established by Cargostore within the

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Olympic Subsea ASA has rewarded SMST a rental contract for their motion compensated gangway, including stacking modules for working on height. The Telescopic Access Bridge M-Series will be installed on board of Olympics’ Multipurpose Offshore Vessel, Olympic Taurus, to assist the Jacket installations in the East Anglia ONE Offshore windfarm. Crossing from vessel to windfarm structure will be safe and easy. Mobilization of the SMST gangway on the Olympic Taurus takes place at the beginning of March. For a period of about half a year the multipurpose offshore vessel, chartered by Van Oord, will be performing its installation work in the windfarm located in England’s North Sea. The project’s efficiency for walk to work operations is increased by the continuous access of personnel and cargo provided by SMST’s telescopic access bridge. For operation of the access bridge, a group of Olympic Subsea operators has already been prepared. At the SMST premises in Drachten they successfully passed the theoretical and practical training sessions. After outfitting of the Olympic Taurus, the vessels operators can directly be positioned as qualified bridge operators. The SMST modular gangway M-series, which are immediately available for purchase or rent, is suitable for a variety of vessels and operational situations. It

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RIMS (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) have secured a further class approval from Korean Register of Shipping (KRS) for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces. The KRS certification for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces, adds to the now highly impressive portfolio of class approvals RIMS have achieved in such a short period of time.  This further certification means that even more shipowners and managers can now reap benefits which this new technology offers during class surveys. The use of drones during surveys enables remote live on-screen object inspection, which can result in the elimination of the use of costly access equipment such as scaffolding and cherry pickers. This technology used in this way in turn then offers additional substantial benefits to shipowners and managers such as; reduction in the time to carry out a survey, minimising of risk, as well as cost savings. David Knukkel, CEO, RIMS said; “We have come a long way in our quest in the practical integration of drone technology in the world maritime surveying. Having now gained five class approvals over the past six months, it has demonstrated to us a major shift for the maritime

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For the first time, WINAICO is awarded with the "Top PV Brand" seal in Germany. The basis for this award is the independent installer survey conducted by the market and economic research company EuPD Research. Bonn. The module manufacturer WINAICO was able to be highlighted among other manufacturers in the course of the annual "PV Installer Monitor 2017/2018 Germany" with excellent recommendation values. Compared to the previous year, WINAICO improved strongly in terms of market share and recommendation rate. Because of this outstanding performance, WINAICO has now been awarded with the seal "Top Brand PV 2018". "We are proud to be rated as a Taiwanese company in the German PV market. The award shows that our sustainable sales strategy and the outstanding quality of the WINAICO modules are rewarded by the installers, "explains Sascha Rossmann, WINAICO's Vice President of Global Sales. The independent seal "Top Brand PV" is based on a multi-level analysis of brand awareness, customer satisfaction, recommendation rate as well as the market share. The data collection took place in the tenth edition of the "Global PV InstallerMonitor" by EuPD Research. The prestigious award is given to leading module manufacturers in the industry. Only a few manufacturers receive the "Top Brand

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